Returning the love this Christmas

Animates' annual Christmas campaign to help raise much needed funds for the SPCA and the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust is now underway. Running until Christmas Eve, the Tree of Hope campaign encourages Kiwis to ‘Return the Love' by... Read More

A female force to be reckoned with

Tauranga law firm Lyon O'Neale Arnold is championing a new women-led seed capital fund that aims to raise half-a-million dollars to support female entrepreneurs. SheEO is a leading global innovation, providing a platform for women to finance, support... Read More

Art deco, ice cream and pachyderms

It's a wonderful blast of art deco, a stop-and-ogle landmark down Mainstreet Te Puke. It's the multi-screen movie complex, the historic Capitol Cinema. And it's up for sale. Architecture aside, the building also boasts a large door... Read More

Biggest Christmas Parade yet

With amazing new floats, a host of well-known cartoon and movie characters, entertainment, music and, of course, the big guy himself, Downtown Tauranga's promising another incredible Trustpower Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2. Now in its... Read More

Life on the other side

She's only been retired for three weeks, but there's a lot to get used to for 74-year-old Karleen Fraser. The backpack that she used to carry her good shoes, cardigan, book and lunch to work on the bus has gone – replaced with a soft,... Read More

Campaigning for peace

  While New Zealand's signing of the United Nations' Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons went largely unnoticed during the frenzy of the General Election campaign, one group of Tauranga locals made sure it wasn't entirely... Read More

New murals in Katikati

The fabric of Katikati – what it is and where it's come from – is depicted in murals and other artworks around the town. Sixty nine in all – now make that 71 because two of perhaps the finest yet murals produced in the town are... Read More

When cultures meet

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be inside a video game? If you step inside the lift at Tauranga Art Gallery you'll come pretty close. Papamoa artist Kereama Taepa's work ‘Insert Coin', commissioned by the art gallery... Read More

Three cheers for space

  For two years they've been hunting for a better place to practise. A big open space, with high ceilings and room to tumble. And finally, after two years, they've found one. Founder and chairperson of local cheerleading club Bay Twisters... Read More

Stop and reflect or shop?

Auckland gave it a resounding no. So did Hamilton and now Tauranga is mulling over one of the more divisive issues of the time. It's Easter Sunday trading – should cash registers be ringing along with the church bells on one of the most sacrosanct,... Read More